The Beer: Cranberry Wheat, just in time for Thanksgiving is in the fermenter (ok, it won't really be ready to have with turkey, but it will be pretty darn good).
The Bicycle: This summer, my 92-year-old neighbor gave me a 1977 JC Penney-labeled 10-speed with Shimano components. My mission is to clean it up and take it to my daughter in Texas. She just started riding again and this should be a good starter. The hardest part is going to be the tires. Since it isn't quick-release, getting everything aligned may be a problematic. If I can get a SRAM chain, it might make all that easier.
The VRWC: Does anyone still think the bad guys want to talk? Americans love to President-bash. It's a national sport. But no outsider should be talking smack about the President. (Nor should Amnericans bash the President outside this country, but that's another topic).
Oh, yeah.. Quit referring to Al-Zawahiri as the No. 2 guy. Bin Laden is dead, or at least incapacitated. Al-Zawahiri is calling the shots.